Transcript for Who’s on Joe Biden’s VP list?
Now that major headline tonight in the race for the White House Joseph Biden says he'll no longer travel to Milwaukee for the Democratic Convention due to concerns about the corona virus. Instead he plans to deliver his nomination speech in his home state of Delaware look before he accepts his nomination. He still Massachusetts running mate so where the top contenders in the veep stakes are Mary Bruce is tracking it all for us. Tonight Joseph Biden is narrowing his selection I'm going to have a right choice. In the first week in August that VP announcement were told is now likely to come next week it will be an historic pick. And I commit that I will in fact a point hey I'm pick a woman to be vice president. For just the third time in history a woman will be on the ticket. But it's the first time a candidate has said he will only consider women the first time the list of potential contenders has looked like this nearly a dozen women are under consideration where including well known former rivals like senator Kabul Harris. She took on died in in the primary attacking him in the first debate for having worked with segregationist senators to oppose school busing programs in the 1970s. Ended you know there was a little girl in California and coolest part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day. And I little girl was me. But that appears to be water under the bridge last week is died in talked to reporters a photographer catching a glimpse of his talking points. Right there at the top notes about Harris reading do not hold grudges also on the list senator Elizabeth Warren. She would bring a forceful economic message to the ticket California congresswoman Karen bass is also a progressive but less well known. The chair of the Congressional Black Caucus she has a long legislative record but not a deep relationship with Biden though they have been spotted together recently. But with the new spotlight comes new scrutiny bass recently forced to defend her comment about Fidel Castro after his death. The use of that term commandant didn't have they what I meant by that is as good. Clearly in Florida that is a term that is endearing to him I didn't see it that way. Ultimately for Biden it may come down to a gut feeling it is most. Important things usually my shoes and junior vice president. It's whether or not the person has some kind of echoing many terms of where I want to take. The former vice president has said he's looking for someone to do for him what he did for President Obama pulls something his wife Jill Biden echoed earlier this week and I think. General it's going to be looking career. The woman in. Two share the same values that he shares and I think he had made Barack Obama. But there are practical political considerations. The VP pick is a chance to try and unite the party something democracy for America CEO when ABC news contributor event Simpson is watching closely. As we think about how we're done that make sure the progressive values are showing up in this administration. So far we've been a little disappointed by the agenda. That's been put forward our hope is that by choosing a progressive VP he showing that he really does value. Our wing of the party which we believe is you know the future of the party. Biden's team is being tight lipped about the process but the potential candidates have not some openly campaigning for the job. It's something unique to this cycle typically in a vice presidential process be. It's like fight club you you don't say that it exists you have to say while not interest in the job runup thinking about it I'm serving my constituents. In this case you have many women who were outright saying I'd be great I think and then there's the elephant in the room. Biden's age. For me has to be demonstrated that whomever I pick us there's two things one is capable of meeting to be president. Because I'm an old guy. Com I'm serious biting would be the oldest sitting president if elected. Putting added pressure on his decision with an announcement now just days away. For ABC news Mary Bruce in Washington.
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